Posts Tagged ‘Royal Caribbean International’

Interview: Royal Caribbean CEO on Launching the World’s Biggest Cruise Ship

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)In a phone interview, Bayley spoke to Skift about the opportunities that come with a new ship, why being the biggest cruise line doesn’t really matter, pushing into new markets, and descending into the “Ultimate Abyss.” (

Six Cruises Added to Ovation of the Seas’ 2017-18 Sydney Summer Season

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Another six cruises have been added to Ovation of the Seas’ Australian summer season of 2017/18, extending its Sydney home-porting by a further five weeks. The news follows last month’s announcement that extra cruises would be added to the new ship’s upcoming 2016/17 season. (

Royal Caribbean International Indicates Move to Cuba Cruise Market This Summer

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)During a press conference onboard Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas’ inaugural sailing this morning (May 21,), President and CEO Michael Bayley indicated that the cruise line could move into the Cuban market as early as late July. (

Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas Sails Into Southampton

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)The port of Southampton, U.K. was bustling today as onlookers gathered to be among the first to see the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, upon her first arrival into port. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery Today of Harmony of the Seas

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Royal Caribbean International today honored the crew and project team of the new Harmony of the Seas at a traditional delivery and flag changing ceremony in Saint Nazaire, France. (more…)

Voyager of the Seas to be Chartered for Indian Passengers

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Voyager of the SeasThe Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has signed a partnership with Indian travel agency TIRUN Travel Marketing under the recently-enhanced Cruise Development Fund (CDF), according to a news release. (

Video: An Innovation Renovation: Royal Caribbean Revitalizes Six Ships

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

In 2016, Royal Caribbean will revitalize six ships in its fleet: Liberty of the Seas, Empress of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas, and Radiance of the Seas. Take a look at how these ships are transformed bringing the best of Royal Caribbean onboard.

Royal Caribbean Rolls Out Voom High-Speed Internet to All Ships

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Starting today (May 2), Royal Caribbean is making its Voom high-speed Internet — which is fast enough to stream music, movies and videos — available on all 24 ships in its fleet. (

Royal Caribbean Invests in South Pacific Cruise Infrastructure

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Royal Caribbean International and senior Vanuatu government representatives marked the completion of Mystery Island’s brand new tender pier yesterday with a maiden visit from the Explorer of the Seas. (

Ovation of the Seas’ Four New Cruises on Sale Today

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Royal Caribbean International has revealed details of the four new cruises on Ovation of the Seas, which are now (Apr. 28) on sale to the public. (

Couple who vanished from luxury Jamaican cruise two days ago are found alive and ’embarrassed’ after missing their ship

Friday, April 29th, 2016

A couple who were reported missing on a Jamaican island after their cruise ship departed without them are alive and safe, according to relatives. (

Passengers Forced to Cut Cruise Short After Wave Damages Cabins on Rhapsody of the Seas

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Forty-four passengers on Rhapsody of the Seas were forced to abandon their cruise vacation after a large wave broke windows and flooded cabins early in the morning of April 25, the first night of a nine-night sailing in the Mediterranean. (

Royal Caribbean Switches to Tiered Internet Plans

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Royal Caribbean has switched from a “one size fits all” Internet plan to two different options on all ships with high-speed Voom Internet. (

Royal Caribbean kicks-off a multi-faceted consumer promotion, “Ticket to Adventure”

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Launching in May with a summer of Mediterranean sailings from Barcelona, Spain, Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas is an unprecedented floating adventure that will surprise and delight guests at every turn. (more…)

Empress of the Seas: Six More Cruises Cancelled

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Empress of the Seas (Currently Pullmantur Cruises' Empress)The transfer of the Empress of the Seas back to Royal Caribbean International continues to take longer than expected as the company cancelled another six sailings, through May 23. (

Royal Caribbean extends contract to cruise out of Baltimore

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Royal Caribbean International will continue sailing out of Baltimore for at least the next four years. The cruise line signed a new deal with the Maryland Port Administration that will extend its year-round departures out of South Locust Point until June 2020. (

Royal Caribbean Pulls Out of Brisbane; Four Cruise Ships to Return to Sydney in 2017-18

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Legend of the Seas is leaving Brisbane for good, but Ovation, Voyager, Explorer and Radiance of the Seas are coming back. That’s the plan for Royal Caribbean’s 2017/18 Australian summer season, which opens for sale on Thursday. (

Video: Ovation Officially Joins the Family: Royal Caribbean Expands to 24-ship Fleet

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)There’s a new member of the Royal Caribbean family as the global cruise line officially took delivery of its 24th ship, Ovation of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Announces 2017-18 Seasonal And Year-Round Itineraries To the Caribbean And Canada

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Royal Caribbean International invites adventure seekers to discover the vibrant cultural wonders and untamed beauty of the most sought-after Caribbean islands and picturesque landscapes of New England and Canada.

Ovation Of The Seas Broadens Horizons With 11,000-Piece Art Collection As Exotic As Its Destinations

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Royal Caribbean International’s newest smartship, Ovation of the Seas, is setting sail from Southampton, U.K. this week on her 52-day Global Odyssey visiting exotic ports of call from the Mediterranean to the Far East and beyond. (more…)

Royal Caribbean International Announces Godmother for Ovation of the Seas

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Royal Caribbean International announced that internationally-acclaimed Chinese actress, Fan Bingbing, will be the Godmother for Ovation of the Seas, the world’s newest and most technologically advanced cruise ship. (more…)

World’s newest cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas, arrives in Southampton

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)The world’s latest and, claimed to be, most innovative cruise ship has arrived in Southampton today (10 April). Ovation of the Seas is the latest cruise vessel to be launched by Royal Caribbean Lines. (

Royal Caribbean Unveils Multi-Day Shore Excursions

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Calling all culture-seeking travelers looking to delve deep into a new destination, Royal Caribbean International has uncovered more adventurous experiences in some of the world’s most remarkable places. (more…)

Ovation Of The Seas Joins Royal Caribbean International Family

Friday, April 8th, 2016

There’s a new member of the Royal Caribbean family as the global cruise line officially took delivery of its 24th ship, Ovation of the Seas, in a ceremony held today in Bremerhaven, Germany. (more…)

Ovation to Extend Australia Season, Return in 2017-2018

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Royal Caribbean International has confirmed the Ovation of the Seas will not only spend another month in Australia in her debut season this coming winter, but return in 2017-2018. (

Royal Caribbean Asks Genius Behind Boaty McBoatface To Help Name Future Ship

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Since the first time humans took to the seas, choosing a ship’s name has been the most integral part of launching a new vessel. From Christopher Columbus’ Santa Maria, to Captain Cook’s Endeavor, to the legendary Norse longship Skíðblaðnir, a ship’s name establishes its lofty purpose. (more…)

Majesty of the Seas to Leave Royal Caribbean Fleet — Again

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Majesty of the SeasChanging course again, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited will transfer its Majesty of the Seas cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International to the combined Pullmantur/CDF Croisieres de France fleet in 2018, Seatrade Cruise News is reporting. (

World’s Largest Ship Comes to Life in 3D: Royal Caribbean Creates a Virtual Tour for Harmony of the Seas

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Royal Caribbean is using virtual reality as a tool to showcase their newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship while under construction at the STX shipyard.

Royal Caribbean cancels 6 Miami cruises

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Empress of the Seas (Currently Pullmantur Cruises' Empress)Thousands of people scheduled to sail on Royal Caribbeans’ Empress of the Seas will have to make new plans for vacation after Royal Caribbean announced that six sailings out of Miami have been cancelled because the ship is still undergoing renovations. (

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas Makes Its Inaugural Call to St. Kitts

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Oasis of The SeasThe world’s largest cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas, visited St. Kitts for the first time yesterday (March, 23), bringing more than 6,000 passengers. (more…)

Ovation Of The Seas To Debut With Show-stopping Entertainment

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Set to introduce another state-of-the-art ship this April with Ovation of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International has pulled back the curtain on its newest entertainment lineup.

Royal Caribbean International debuts the Royal Suite Class this May

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Introducing the Royal Genie, every vacationer’s dream come true! When Royal Caribbean International debuts the Royal Suite Class this May, guests in the Star Class – Loft Suites or higher categories – will have the opportunity to have their own personal Royal Genie to cater to their every whim. (more…)